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Shoulder Clinic
MADI SHOULDER HOSPITAL

Calcified tendinitis?

What is calcified tendinitis?

Calcane tendinitis is a disease that causes severe pain in the rotator cuff of the shoulder joint (tendon) due to calcification.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Symptoms

Calcific tendinitis is simply a frozen shoulder, and it continues to be painful. It is often diagnosed by going to a hospital or visiting the emergency room because of severe acute pain.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is easy with simple radiographs. The size and position of the lime can be determined by photographs of several radiographs, but it is recommended to perform MRI in order to know the exact state of the rotator cuff.

Photo of calcific tendinitis

Calcific tendinitis in shoulder rotator cuff

Treatment of calcific tendinitis

First, try conservative treatment of the injection of anti-inflammatory analgesic. After confirming the position with X-ray, you can try to inhale the lime by using syringe. However, it is not always satisfactory.

You can treat calcific tendinitis by breaking the calcareous material using extracorporeal shock waves.

Treatment of calcific tendinitis using extracorporeal shock waves.

If surgical treatment is needed, if the symptoms continue to get worse, or if there is always severe pain that interferes with daily life, conservative treatment may not be successful.

Arthroscopy to remove lime

Recently, arthroscopic surgery has been successful for patients who suffer from severe pain or persistent pain by removing calcified material inside the rotator cuff and removing lime and inflammation sites.